Motorcycle Travel Series by @velimir 'Watching the Sunset' (Part #206)

3 months ago
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Sometimes people ask me what is the thing about men and the big bikes. Yeah, I deliberately dropped put the word 'middleaged'. :D Well, it is about several things. First, as men age, their brains get ahead of their impulses and perspectives change. Sometime after thirty-five men are slowly starting to become wise. Riding stops being about speed and kicks of self-proving and becomes more about a laid-back feeling of enjoyment without a need for doing stupid things in order 'to add a little thrill' to the life. The road is dangerous as it is, no need to down the odds even further.

Second, one starts appreciating the comfort and doesn't feel like constantly sensing the unnecessary vibrations that little motorcycle produces. Speaking of which, the other day I sat on my buddy's HD Iron 900. My hands started to shake as soon as I grabbed the handles. But, not from fear. The vibrations were so strong that I decided to do only a few mins ride just to feel it. So, no thank you. Once you've ridden a big bike, no way that you'll get back on a small toy ride.

The third is the feeling of freedom. Although this can be felt on almost any bike when one sits on a 2,5m long cruiser, it gives a different perspective. One immediately starts feeling the possibilities, the autonomy, the long distances start calling. Then, when you spend your first night sleeping somewhere in the wild by your bike, the mind is set. After a few trips, you are hooked. It becomes a way of travelling no other can beat.

Some people fear motorcycles. This is no wonder. We all read about accidents and consequent deaths. This news, embedded with warnings and fear, do their share of work on people's minds. The thing about that is that you'll never read which type of motorcycle was in question. This is some weird worldwide newsroom consensus. Wherever you go, you will never read what brand and model was in question. And it does matter. There is an ocean of difference between a Ninja or Hayabusa, the well know suicide machines; and heavy travelling cruisers like Road King or Gold Wing, the known pleasure machines, a ton in-between, and then some on both sides of the scale.

There is no more present feeling than the one when you stop beside a road just to spend a few minutes watching the sunset and feeling the beauty as if it lives within you. In that moment you very well know that you've been weight, bought, wrapped and sold. There is no way out of that anymore. Traveling on a motorcycle becomes a part of you, an undeniable pleasure, something so precious that you'll never let go. Or, even more likely, it will never let you go.

If you don't believe me, try for yourself. Let me know how it went. ;-)

Enjoy your day! :)



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  ·  3 months ago

I really like the fourth picture. I bet you deliberately included the reflection of the sunlight on your muffler. Most people would just try to get rid of such and try to capture a 'clean', ordinary picture. -But it really lights up your composition. 😄

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Yes, my friend. It took some time to get it right but of course it is deliberate ;) Really love when people understand!!!

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beautiful photos

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Wow. Wow. Wow! You get it! You put it down exactly. Precisely. Once you know the road you can never go back. Ever.

I've been riding for almost 53 years (April). I managed to live through the crazy years (mostly by riding in the dirt through much of my 20s and30s) and am now settled in on a Kawasaki Concours C14. High speed touring and I do lots. Fact is, I live in a place where I can ride every day and don't own a car.

Thanks bro. I use that because you are no doubt a brother of the road. Who knows, maybe some day I'll be able to wave at you?

Thanks for another exceptional post. Lets Ride.

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Oh man, such an honour to get this comment from a biker veteran. Thank you so much!!! :)

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wow. really awsome.
a rare scene of humour.
tha ks for nice post.
@qami

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Only had the opportunity to ride "slim" bikes so far. Started riding while I was 13.

I drove my pop's Audi last December and felt like a muggle housekeeper trying to control a dozen Harry Porters from flying off the radar. The motorists, pedestrians, children, tiny road widths you name it.

The calculation done behind wheels wears one down like hell.

Even when I grow old, I can't imagine myself giving up on bikes. Nah

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Yeah! :D

a dozen harries...lol

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Velimir, I totally agree with your comment.I had the first Goldwing 1000cc I used to drive in 1991. 11 years ago I bought a Goldwing 1800 and I know that I will travel a lot of miles with this engine. Of course, if I'm being accompanied by luck on the road. Happy and plenty of enjoyment to you on all your paths.

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  ·  3 months ago

The bigger the better. With helments and observing road safety regulation, bikes are still a safe means of transport. There are still more car accidents to motorbikes on the same equal number of car to bike ratio. That is why the actor Keanu Reeves at 53 still rides

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hehehe Neo on a bike..oh my! :D

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He is an avid biker :)

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I do not always have time to read your posts right away, because sometimes I am very busy, but I always read them later and necessarily comment. I appreciate your content ...
You on the way as before the sun shines creating a pleasant atmosphere for photographs, which "you season with specials" from an interesting description.
There really is a big difference between motorcycles that are potentially capable of killing you and those motorcycles that bring udovlsya from driving :)
I hope you had a good day? I hope you read my comment :)

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  ·  3 months ago

Changing from smaller bike to a bigger one can be an irreversible experience. Just as in upgrading from a basic to a pro package. The benefits are always incomparable. With a bigger bike the ridder would always feel in control. Thanks @velimir for your nice write up.

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Your posts make us wanna do what you do man!
This is really great.
Cruisers are always great for long road trips.
Some of my biker friends may not agree though. Haha!!

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well..there are also adventure touring motorbikes... ;)
but each to his own, rally hahaha

55
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The motorbike is nothing like hoby's love. I think he is more loyal than people and he always makes you happy unless you cut him off. I hope to have a motorcycle one day. Now it's getting harder to borrow your engines from my friends.

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good post, in my experience as a motorized climbed a friend who did not know what it is to ride a motorcycle and de-stress so much that he fell asleep hahaha

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I think he will travel by motorcycle is the best friend, he has never had the pleasure of riding one of them, since I do not have a friend with the bike, but I would love it ... for my motorcycle ride is an exceptional adventure and When I read your post, it excites me even more, can you teach me? hehehehe

Thank you for this great publication, God bless you

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I always like the long shadowed pics. The sense of freedom is well conveyed!!

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oho, el maestro :) thank you. I love those shadows so much, can only get them in winter, really...

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I know, when the sun just hangs there above the horizon at its highest it seems!!

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Nice bike dude! I always want to have one of those big bike. What I have right now is a scooter. Riding on a bike(big bike/scooter/mtb) gives such a freedom. The wind blowing on your face. My favorite is riding during sunrise and the view is good. Its like time freezes and all you see are pure awesomes without the stress is life. The freeness and accessibility of being able to go to different places and stopping when your want. So many awesome things you can do on a bike. Thanks for posting your rides. Seeing them its like I'm there too, it gives such a good feeling. Nice one @velimir.

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Bike riding is actually of more class and fun. I remembered when I had my first ride. The feeling was great. I planned on getting a bike as i get older. Enjoy @velimir

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I have been riding for years and I can tell that you're absolutely right. At around thirty or younger, I enjoyed riding really fast. Now, it's more on utility, or just getting from point A to point B. I don't know for sure why my riding style changed but maybe now that I'm being treated for sleep apnea, I no longer feel any danger of being drowsy when I ride slowly.

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Oh man, I know that one. Hope you re well now! :)

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I am. Thanks! 😁

56
  ·  3 months ago

O man....!! I wish I could also be like you traveling by a motor cycle.. I wish I could also make a bike travel blog like you... I wish...

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Travelling by motorcycle and seeing the world....what an amazing adventure👍 great photos
Thank you for the great post that provides so much valuable information. Your post has been Upvoted and Resteemed so that more people can read your blog.

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you are right .... the big motorcycle more comfortable than small,
I agree with that,
your @velimir journey challenging me to back conquer the road.

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:)

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@velimir #WOW these are all Awesome Pics.
Look like professional photographer.
travel lover.

I just followed you to see your more articles like this in the #Future
keep it up.

YOU JUST MADE MY DAY BUDDY
#BIG #LOVE #FROM #PAK.
Cheers :)
have a great day Dear :)

THANK YOU

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  ·  3 months ago

you are great keep posting here best of luck...
if you think i am positive then pleaze upvote me thanks in adavance...

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The best way to discover a country is by bike. We would never have enjoyed the beautiful nature and views of Asia if we had not decided to buy a motorcycle. The next adventure is already waiting in India. There I will swing myself for the first time on a Royal Enfield :)

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I fear a bike ride lots and have not been on one for a very long time, but whenever I see someone riding bike it gives me a thrill. Sunset is something I love to watch. I am sure you had an exciting time. Its a delight to read your road adventures

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are you going to touch sunset ??

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aren't we all? :D

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Cast your eyes on just a small part of the divine beauty of a sunset snapped by passing viewers and 13 literary quotes on sunsets to match. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”You deserved the best for this post! have a nice upvote!

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Wow... your bike is so nice.

25
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strange blog but very ınteresting thanks fot infos

36
  ·  3 months ago

Very nice sir carry on

54
  ·  3 months ago

This post is very nice able ..Cause your every post i seen and like it.

Your every content just outstanding.
Carry on dear..

33
  ·  3 months ago

Awesome 😎
Good job 👍

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  ·  3 months ago

Every one dream to get such anice bike velimir.thanks alot for such good pics

52
  ·  3 months ago

Great pics of the sun setting on your bike. The adventure continues...

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good travel series thanks

44
  ·  3 months ago

Great post every time ..
Carry on ..
Best of luck

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I love sunsets 😍

This was taken in San Juan, Siquijor in the Philippines 🇵🇭

48
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Nice

42
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nice photography in motorcycle
it is funnyst for traveling motorcycle
carry on ........dear

37
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very nice and informative post.
i just resteem it.
@qami

25
  ·  3 months ago

Your bike is COOL.... Great post

33
  ·  3 months ago

Oh man, need 3 years more to travel like you do since right now i am trying to save up a little bit more than before, hope can do it sooner..

54
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Sunrise and sunset are two beautiful phenomenon and we're blessed to have it. Nice post. :)

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You deserved the best for this post! have a nice upvote!

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hi

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Wow your travel is amazing, I like it. It have good view on the way make us happy. You have big motor cycle, your motor cycle very good I like it.

38
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Thanks for sharing.

Travel in a motorcycle is the best!

I love motorcycles and photography....

25
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This is really great ..nice to see this

46
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iteresting feature in every time
best of luck

38
  ·  3 months ago

Nice photos, I like your stories! :-)
Would you mind checking out also my profile?

47
  ·  3 months ago

well posted good work like it

51
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I appreciate your art and your work sir... You are an inspiration

52
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Lovly bike such a lovly bike

54
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Motorbikes are fun. I remember the last time i was on bike..it was fun...I was like Wow Wow, i held on to the hot rider...and held on real tight..Hmm the dude was hot, and the bike was hotter.

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all around posted great work like it. Awesome post each time ..

Carry on ..

Good luck

25
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O man....!! I wish I could also be like you traveling by a motor cycle.. I wish I could also make a bike travel blog like you... I wish...

57
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Traveling on a motorcycle is a great buzz. You go even where there are no roads. You can not stop. Excellent post and photo.

25
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resteeemed thanks

53
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great series ! :)

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Motorcycle travel is best i mine ......
and photography is art of life that amaizing...
carry on dear....

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How amazing the care you were in every picture that presents us, even avoiding the entry of sunlight, is wonderful work you do congratulate you, for your care in showing the best of you in every post you present for the community of steemit, greetings from Venezuela and at the same time I invite you to see my post.
https://steemit.com/photography/@felixrodriguez/zoos-enclosure-of-animals-for-human-profit

58
  ·  3 months ago

i read every day youre post i like it

38
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WOHOO LOVE TO SEE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY!!

41
  ·  3 months ago

ita a great photography.i like this art.
thanks to to..
please caeey on..

45
  ·  3 months ago

Great shots! I'm afraid of motorcycles.. But I think I'll ride one someday

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great

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Absolutely beautiful...

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Well I did join adsactly nobody was ready to come to my aid and take away my ignorance

57
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Your bike trip is very cool!
Nature is also the best!

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@velimir excellent post, blessings and prosperity

25
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NOT ANSWER BUT WHY FOR ME PLEASE VLEDEMİR

52
  ·  3 months ago

The the thrill of leaning on a curve is .... No words, it is unexplainable. Plus the cool breeze during long countryside rides.

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  ·  3 months ago

loveing person...bike ride my favourite..really nice post..thanks for sharing